Student Membership

Student members are just starting out on their journey into the highways and transportation profession – and we can provide access to what is going on in the industry and expand learning in areas where extra support is needed.



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Who can apply?

You can join as a student member if you have an interest in highways and transportation. Student membership is available to those studying at undergraduate level or for a postgraduate qualification. 

How much will it cost?

You can join free if you are a full-time student. Students in employment who are enrolled on a part-time course of study are required to pay an annual membership fee. When part-time student members complete their course, they can convert to Graduate Member (GradCIHT) or Member (MCIHT) grade for a reduced subscription fee of only £50 in their first year of membership.

When you complete your studies, you will qualify to become a Graduate Member.

Membership fees are adjusted depending on when you join in the year. For any queries, please contact e: or complete the enquiry form


What you need before you apply

You will be asked to provide these additional details as part of your application:

  • Details of your current course
  • Contact details for your course leader – the person must be directly responsible for your study / training (eg, Course Leader/Training Officer), and does not need to be a member of CIHT.

If you require any help with any of the supporting evidence, please get in touch with our Membership team who are ready to help you. Email us at or complete the enquiry form.

If you have previously had a CIHT account please log in with the email address we have for you. If you no longer have access to this email account, contact: 

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Benefits of joining as a Student member

As a student member, CIHT provides you with a range of benefits to gain the information you need and support you at every step of your studies and future career.

Build connections 

As members, you are part of a vast network of professionals in a breadth of roles across the sector. You can meet with other students and key industry professionals including leaders in business and government.

Furthermore, you have access to the CIHT Emerging Professionals Network and the opportunity to book your place at ground-breaking Emerging Professionals Conference.

Our national and regional groups are at the heart of the work we do. We have 12 regional groups across the UK, plus five for international members. As a member, you can join your local group, attend events, and get updates on activities in other regions. Find out what’s going on in your area

Stay informed

Transportation Professional provides in-depth insight into the issues at the forefront of highways and transportation practice and the innovative solutions the industry is taking to tackle them. Each student member receives a digital copy of TP. 

You can also access our extensive case studies – The Work – for inspiration and ideas that you can incorporate into your own work, or help you find like-minded collaborators.

Make a difference

Become a STEM Ambassador aligned to CIHT and undertake a minimum of 1 hour a year of STEM Ambassador activities. Volunteering is a good way to get noticed by future employers. 

Develop your skills

We can help you build your CPD. Improve and broaden your knowledge beyond the classroom with range of CIHT events and resources to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to climb the career ladder.

Save money

Discounts on events plus CIHT Options which offers you discounts on lifestyle, recreation, business products and services and much more 


Have you checked your eligibility?
Have you read what you need before applying?
If yes to both questions and you think you are ready to apply.
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Don't just take our word for it

Great information & correspondence that will be invaluable after I graduate
The most valuable thing is that I have a chance to develop my professional networking and be informed about current industry challenges and solutions.
Great communication when I joined. Lots of emails about CPD, events and news. Easy to use website with lots of information.

Help and support

If you wish to contact us, please get in touch with our Membership team who are ready to help you. Email us at or complete the enquiry form.

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